Missing woman found safe after search in Pickens County

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PICKENS COUNTY, Ga. —

Authorities found a woman after a search that lasted several hours in Pickens County.

Diane Parks, 68, wandered away from a picnic with her family Sunday afternoon.

Sheriff’s officials said Parks had a history of dementia.

She was found about a mile from the spot she wandered away from, according to search and rescue authorities.

She was spotted by a Georgia State Patrol helicopter at about 7 p.m., according to officials.